J Connection offers social and educational programs throughout the year for young families. Whether you're new to the community or looking for a deeper connection, we've got something for you! J Connection events are open to all and everyone is welcome. You can learn about Jewish events in our area! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the J Connection monthly newsletter.
Jewish Discovery Zone
Join us for another year of this beloved program led by Treasure Cohen, Jewish family educator. Treasure has served as Director of Family and Community Education at the Jewish Education Association of MetroWest, NJ for many years. Thirty years ago, as a young parent, she and her husband, Rich, developed Shabbat and holiday services for young children and their families at Congregation Beth El in South Orange, NJ, and she continues to lead services and train other leaders today. Treasure will help us learn about and celebrate Jewish holidays and traditions through songs, stories and crafts. Meet other families, enjoy snacks and supper and have a blast! For children ages 3-7 and their families. $15 for first child and $10 each additional child; adults are free.
21004-04 • March 2 • 4:00 – 6:00 P
at Congregation Beth Israel, 18 Shalom Way...minutes from the JCC
It’s Purim – a festive time! Join us as we create crafts just for Purim. We’ll make (and take) Mishloach Manot (Purim goody baskets), sing songs and learn all about the Purim story with puppets. We’ll finish up our celebration with a Purim family supper. $15 for the first child, $10 each additional child, adults free • registration required by Wednesday, February 26
More J Connection Fun!
Shabbat Shabbang - Celebrate Shabbat… Camp-Style!
Check back...Shabbat Shabbang will be rescheduled when the weather warms up a bit!
Put on your camp shirt and come celebrate Shabbat. Join us for camp crafts, camp songs, bug juice and s’mores! Following camp activities, we will come together for a family-style dairy Shabbat meal. All are welcome! $40/family, $10/each extended family member • please pre-register by Tuesday, February 4
21007 • Sunday, April 6 • 4:30 – 6:00 P
If you like chocolate, this is for you! Join us for an all-chocolate mock Seder where the table will be stacked with all things chocolate including chocolate covered matzah and cups of chocolate milk. Pasta dinner served following the Seder. $40/family • pre-registration required by Tuesday, April 1
Maybe your family has recently grown by one or your friends are just about to welcome a little one into their lives. ShalomBaby welcomes parents, their newborns and newly adopted children into the Central Jersey Jewish Community. ShalomBaby provides you with:
• ShalomBaby gift bag, full of fun and helpful gifts, information on parenting and Jewish resources for parents and families
• A connection to create lifelong friendships for you and your child
• Support from caring volunteers
• A connection to your Jewish Community
J Connection is a partnership between the Jewish Community Center of Central NJ and local synagogues and is funded by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.
For more information and to register, contact Randi Zucker, J Connection Director, at 908-889-8800 x253 or email@example.com.